from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The part of a microscope located below the stage on which attachments are held in place.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The stage, below the main stage of a microscope, to which attachments are fixed.
  • n. A stage making up part of a larger stage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An attachment to the compound microscope, placed beneath the ordinary stage, and used to support the achromatic condenser, the polarizing prism, etc.
  • n. In geology, one of the subdivisions of a stage or group.


sub- +‎ stage (Wiktionary)



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